Around Germany, syndicates of the Free Workers’ Union (FAU) have called for protest and planned actions and events for this weekend to mark International Women’s Day. The FAU Berlin has called for participation in multiple demonstrations in and around Berlin this weekend with the following declaration:
It’s no coincidence that material injustice and cultural oppression live hand in hand in the capitalist system. It’s also no coincidence that people affected by sexism, racism or other forms of discrimination find themselves disproportionately often in poverty and insecure working conditions. Those who live with culturally and institutionally rooted non-recognition are more easily pushed into exploitative relationships with low wages and bad working conditions.
In the logic of capitalism, the pervasive discrimination against these exploited groups serves to justify and mystify the contradiction between the “welfare promise” and simultaneously existing injustice. When women, people of color, trans and inter people, people without a German passport, and people in materially poor living conditions are denigrated or completely pushed out of public consciousness, this serves to stabilize a system that is fundamentally based on exploitation and domination – because these structures of discrimination ultimately prevent an overarching solidarity of workers against the capitalist regime.
There is no capitalism that does not link material injustice with discrimination, whether on the basis of gender, origin, skin colour, religion, nationality, residence status, sexual orientation, disability, criminal prosecution, or or or.
Therefore, there can be no class struggle that does not at the same time oppose sexism, racism and any kind of discrimination! That is why we are taking to the streets on the 8th of March! For a feminist, anti-racist class struggle! For an anti-capitalist feminism!
Walk on! Another world is possible!
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